Primary Sources in the School Library: Using Library of Congress Resources and Strategies to Extend Missouri Student Learning
This project, consisting of a series of professional development workshops and follow-up sessions, exposed educators to the use of primary sources in student learning and highlighted the online holdings of the Library of Congress through modeled examples. Two-day workshops across Missouri in St. Louis, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Springfield focused on a partnership between librarians and classroom teachers to implement the use of primary sources with students.
Contact: Jill Hancock
Professional Development Grant for Teachers in Missouri
This grant, awarded to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, is one of four multi-state project proposals submitted by members of the Social Studies Assessment, Curriculum and Instruction collaborative of the Chief Council of State School Officers (CCSSO). The purpose of the project was to provide professional development workshops to 100 social studies teachers that were introduced to the framework of 21st-century learning and the use of Library of Congress resources. Participants gained hands-on experience creating documentaries using Microsoft Movie-maker and Digital Docs in a Box. Each participant developed and implemented a lesson plan that incorporates newly developed knowledge and skills.
Contact: Bill Gerling
Primary Sources for Pre-service and In-service Teachers Partnership
This project, run by the University of Missouri–St. Louis, worked with pre-service and in-service teachers and students to foster knowledge, inquiry, and meaningful learning of local, state, and national history through instruction, including the creation and use of instructional toolkits. Pre-service teachers were taught how to use the digital primary sources from the Library of Congress. A selected group of these pre-service teachers then trained in-service teachers to utilize the Library’s resources at the St. Louis Language Immersion School. The pre-service teachers designed instructional resource toolkits for future use in elementary schools and make them available for check out through the internet.
Contact: Lisa Dorner